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London Bench

By carter_andrew
All constructive criticism welcome!

I'm looking to frame this or put it on a canvas.

Tags: Black and white Digitally manipulated


fazzer 12 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 10:15PM
great tones and comp, i'm intrigued into knowing how the movement was created.........might lose 1/2 inch off the top
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 10:26PM
The structure of the composition is good - strong horizontals plus just enough verticals, off-centre in a landscape frame. Very nicely proportioned. The use of the light catching the bench slats and the top of the wall is excellent. But like Jeremy I'm curious as to what you've done in the background, and more importantly why. It just doesn't seem to relate to the image, for me it's a distraction.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 10:36PM
I've uploaded a Modification, to view it click on the Modifications button under your upload, and on the thumbnail.
I painted out the background, and cropped a bit off the top. But I left the litter. I like that - it's a reminder of reality.
You are not showing your Exif, by the way details of camera settings and it really helps if you include that information.
You can add it by clicking on the Options button below your picture, then on Edit photo, then click on Exif . Complete the boxes, then click on Save.
I'm sure you know where to find that information but for reference, open the picture on your hard drive, right click on it, click on Properties, and then Details.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:46PM
no info. We could do to know how you did it, and why? This is a Marmite shot and is going to be very subjective. To an old traditionalist like me, I'm not keen on the subject at all, but that is just personal. Thus it would be difficult to suggest anything to improve.

Sooty_1 11 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 12:28AM
I'm guessing the background was selected as a new layer and a rotational blur applied, then the foreground laid on top...the blur effect of the white line on top of the wall shows the rotation around the lower centre of the image area.

Personally, I'd have liked to have seen the plinth and bench centralised in the frame, I think it would have had more impact. The background doesn't look very imposing, but a little ordinary blur would have done just as well.


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